Life after gallbladder removal will be much different from the life you had before it. Gallbladder is an important organ, and if it is removed, the body will go through considerable changes. To avoid problems, you will have to make certain moderations to your diet and your life style in general. Gallbladder removal is sometimes the only way to solve the problems with gallbladder.
Gallbladder is located near the liver. Its role is to store bile and to help in digestion process. Bile is necessary for digesting various foods, and gallbladder controls the release of bile. If the gallbladder is removed, there will be no organ to control bile excretion, so you will have to be careful with your diet.
Life after Gallbladder Removal
The best advice on what to do after gallbladder surgery will come from your doctor. We are here to tell you what to expect after the surgery. We will also tell you more about foods to avoid after the gallbladder removal.
Some patients can experience side effects after the surgery. These side effects are not very common, but they are possible and you should know more about them. You can experience nausea, constipation, digestion problems, inability to process certain foods, diarrhea, cramps, gas, bloating, abdominal discomfort, heartburn, bile stones, difficulty breathing, etc. If you experience any of these side effects, you should visit your doctor.
You must be ready to make some considerable changes in diet, especially during the first couple of weeks. Keep in mind that some of the side effects can last for months after the gallbladder removal.
You will have to stop consuming certain types of foods. You will have to drink enough water, and vegetables juices. These juices can be very helpful, but you should only consume natural juices, without any additives. Do not eat foods that are rich in fats, and avoid sugary foods. You will be able to consume sweet potatoes, but you will have to avoid foods with too much starch. You will be allowed to eat lean meat and fish. Fruits and vegetables should be included in your diet. Soups are also good to eat, but you should not eat soups that contain additives. Eggs, yogurt and other dairy products should be included, too. When it comes to oils and fats, you should be careful. Natural oils are OK to eat, but you should not exaggerate.